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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from another weekend away at the Dolmen. The refurbishment in the lobby, bar and restaurant is really lovely especially the bar very cosy now. It's the bedrooms let it down. In our bathroom the towel heater was hanging off the wall as was a hook on the door to hang your clothes. The shower is useless no power...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear woops Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I’m glad you got to enjoy our newly refurbished bar which I agree is very cosy. It disappoints me to read of your bedroom experience. This wouldn’t be the standard for our rooms as can be seen in other reviews here. I have brought your...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here one night after a wedding, the Hotel has greatly improved in the last year, upgraded bedrooms nice a spacious, coffe/tea making., trouser press, all good. wedding reception was very good nice food great service, good portions nearly too much. wedding was well supervised by manager, and floor staff. nice young girls were very attentive to the guests. busy...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi matt d Lovely to read your highly complimentary review of your visit to us. As one of the leading wedding venues in the South East, we have a very experienced wedding team who will be delighted to read your comments on their wedding service. As you say we have fully refurbished our bar & lobby along with a number...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stop here every few months. Great place. Good food, fair prices, friendly & helpful staff. I'd recommend place. The location is very useful for moving back on to motorway & you can avoid going into Carlow town if you don't want to. There's also plenty parking.

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear luvhol, Thank you for your regular business and also for leaving us this lovely review, we really do appreciate it when regular guests/diners take the time to tell others about their experience with ourselves. We are very lucky with our location, as you say we are just 5 minutes outside Carlow town so close enough if you want to...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on the 20th after been to rathwood with our son. The hotel was lovely the lobby and bar fab with the purple carpets really bright. The food was top class hadnt a meal in a restaurant as good in a long time. A special mention to ashley the server for dinner and breakfast he was brill spoke...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Alison F Thank you for your 5 star rating of your stay with us. It's lovely to read your comments of praise for Ashley, he is one of our longest serving members of staff & while all our staff are known for their friendliness, Ashley is definitely right up there at the top, he is a real asset to...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped a the Woodford Dolmen hotel for a Christmas lunch with the work gang. Had meeting first in nice bright room which got a little cold. Helpful staff were keen to sort this out. This hotel has been recently updated. Food is carvery type and freshly produced with nice vegetables and roasts on offer. Restaurant area is a bit basic...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi rockville41, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review here after your recent meeting & lunch with us. I'm happy to read you were happy with everything & I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, food and friendly staff. We were made to feel so welcome. The decor was beautiful. Can't thank manager Brendan enough for overseeing an amazing experience. Highly recommend this hotel.

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alley100 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit and for awarding us 5 stars. I am glad you had an “amazing experience” with us and thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Colin Duggan General Manager

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked in for a night in early November. Originally the plan was not to stay but to drive back, but the event we were going down for was due to finish fairly late. When we arrived and checked in, as we walked down to to the room, I noticed 'No smoking' signs dotted all over the corridors. However, the...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rachel G I am very disappointed to read your review of your recent stay with us. The hotel has a zero-tolerance policy for smoking in the hotel and violators are charged a fee however we cannot always control what adults do in their bedrooms. We always immediately refresh any area that has been reported to us as having an...

Athlone, Ireland
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Started out with a tale of woe but thankfully improved. Checked in by by receptionist who seemed a little stressed and didn't bother giving details of breakfast info etc etc. Serious issues with rooms - no bath in family rooms for kids, sewerage smell, but got sorted by excellent duty manager (Brian). From then on everything was excellent, customer service,...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liam C Thank you for leaving your review of your recent stay with us. I apologise for the original room allocation and its unsuitability for your requirements. I have spoken with Brian and I am glad that a satisfactory resolution could be promptly reached. I am glad that you had a chance to enjoy the “excellent customer service, food,...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Beautiful foyer area for afternoon tea or for a get together. We have tea and chat with old friends in a lovely comfortable seating area. Couches that you could sink into and have a read of the papers. Would go again. Staff very friendly and accommodated. Made to feel very welcome. Sorry only had one night. Beds and rooms comfortable...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SanMarLar Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you had a chance to enjoy our recently refurbished lobby. It is the perfect place to have a cup of tea and a chat or as you say, sink into our comfortable furniture with a newspaper. I look forward to welcoming...

Portarlington
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Down in Carlow on business, I needed a hotel in the area so I booked The Dolmen. It is a couple of miles outside the town of Carlow so difficult to get to without a car. The hotel entrance lobby has a nice ambiance and the staff at the front desk were very helpful. The hotel has obviously been added...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EquiCaroline Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Colin Duggan General Manager

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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Additional Information about Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Address: Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Carlow > Carlow
Price Range: €63 - €129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodford Dolmen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 83
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“room 123 does not have much of a view. could do with a clean up outside window view.”
 of 5 bubbles mattd136, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are outdated and not the cleanest. We paid $80.00 and I was quite disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles rdamendola, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear of the hotel have a wonderful view of the grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“best in town”
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“Get a room at the back of the hotel to get a view of the river and the grounds.”
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